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next on fox 45 morning news, rape is a crime of opportunity. be mindful of your surroundings. a serial rapist on the loose in baltimore. where police say the suspect is attacking his victims. miss the sign, pay the fine. what it will cost you if you're caught speeding by the cameras. and move over i-phone. verizon unveils its answer to the popular device. good morning, it's tuesday,
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november 3rd, i'm patrice harris. time to get a check of our chilly forecast. meteorologist jessica starr is here to fill us in on those details. good morning. >> good morning, patrice. a little bit cold out there this morning but it is november and this is the time when temperatures start to drop off in the early morning hours. grab the coat before you head out this morning. 47 degrees in baltimore, 44 degrees in d.c., 41 degrees in oakland and a chilly 31 degrees in wilmington, where they're dealing with a frost advisory in effect, until 9:00 a.m., cecil county, qean ann county and portions north and west. do not be surprised to wake-up can see frost on your car. we have a weak cold front pushing through. it won't do much with rainshowers for us, today, but we will see cloud covers, so sunshine for the daytime. 63 degrees for the daytime temperature, and the bus forecast, 43 degrees, mostly
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cloudy skies, and clearing out throughout the day. day cast, 61 degrees, and 60 degrees by 6:00 p.m. not too bad of a day, but there's rain in our forecast. i will tell you when that moves into maryland, in a few minutes, but first let's check in with candace to see how the roads are this morning. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. all and in all a pleasant drive out if you're headed on many of the main lines. here is 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel and a lot of cars are starting to line up and no incidents to talk about on 95. that's the same deal on many of the main lines. 95 on the southbound side from the south side, heading on route 32, pretty normal, 63 for the average speed. talking on the main lines on the beltway as we take a look at those from 95 to 83, those are running norm as are the rest of the them, 11 minutes and 54 is the average speed. once you go to 855, 55 miles per hour and the same speed
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traveling on the outer loop lanes from 795 to 795, that's a good news just an 11-minute trip. patrice, now back to you. the search is on this morning for a serial rapist who police say is attacking and assaulting women at city bus stops. megan gilliland joins us live from city police head tears wits with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, pa trirks investigators say there were two attacks a within 19 hours in the number 13 district. at this point police are not working with a description of the rapist just a warning this morning for all women. >> i just got trying to . >> reporter: with in car, latris relies on the bus every day. >> i walk this very street every morning. >> reporter: but now her daily walk is tripped with news that two women have been raped at the bus stop.
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>> that is terrible. >> reporter: police say the first attack happened around 6:00 on monday morning at the 1300 block of harford avenue. the victim a female in her late teens. the second assault happened just before 3:00 on saturday morning in the 400,000 block of colvin street this time to a woman in her 50s? in this situation the woman was walking down helen street and got to a bus top at helen is colvin. >> reporter: baltimore police city police believe the acts were done by the same criminal. in both instances, the suspect approached the victims from behind, threatened with a weapon and dragged them to a nearby secluded area and sexually assaulted them. >> i don't know what that person looks like. >> reporter: until they have a better description, police are warning women to be careful. >> a rape in part is a crime of opportunity. so be mindful of that.
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be mindful of your surroundings. >> reporter: meanwhile, police are stepping up enforcement in the area and transit police are increasing patrols at bus stops. if you have any information about these attacks, the suspects and/or his whereabouts, police are asking that you call them right away. live from police headquarters downtown, megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. police in college park are investigating a rape. it happened near the campus of the university of maryland. police say a 21-year-old student woke up to find a man sexually assaulting her on sunday morning. the student screamed and the suspect fled. there's a bail review scheduled later today for the alleged gunman in a failed halloween party. dixon has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the weekend incident. police say a fight may have led
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up to had a shooting where one man was killed and another possibly paralyzed. after a month of warnings, the speeders caught by cameras this week will be receiving something else in the mail. baltimore city has 51 cameras rolling this morning and $40 tickets won't be far behind. joel d smith is at one of those locations with more on what officials are expecting. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, there, patrice. we're here at alameda and 33rd street in northeast baltimore. we have been checking some of the numbers today. not too bad, some of the recent numbers, 39, this is a 30-mile per hour zone. that person won't be getting anything in the mail. if that was 42, they would. unlike past weeks where it was a warning, now we're talking about the real fine. now we have from the department of transportation, randall scott here. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: how many warnings did you give out in the month of october? >> we mailed 631 citations and
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170 are in the process of being reviewed, they likely will be mailed out as well. >> reporter: at the cross at 51 locations. >> this is just for the two locations right here. >> reporter: that is a lot. how many are you expecting per week then? >>we have a program actually process to make that determination. we don't have any -- you know any estimates on what we get. >> reporter: and then quickly, when someone does get one, if they come through here, let's say they're speeding today, how long will it take to get something in the mail to find out if they did? >> generally we require they mail them within two weeks. they should know something within two weeks if they have been caught violating the speed by 12 miles per hour or more. >> reporter: how long before you tell if this is going to work and slow people down. >> when it comes to measuring accident statistics, that may take a few years to measure that, but we hope that in a few months the prevailing speed at this intersection will come down. hopefully we will see something
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within a few months. >> reporter: he is thinking more of numbers like these, than numbers we are looking at through a lot quicker. now the fines are real, they're not warnings anymore. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. a stern warning about sugar. the american heart association has released new guidelines for the sugar intake and many of us are way over the limit. women should consume no more than 100 calories, or six teaspoons of sugar a day, that is less than a can of regular soda. for men the limit is 150 calories or 9 tea as soo tet on average, americans consume more than 22 teaspoons a day or about 350 calories of sugar. the aha say the soft drinks are the number one source of add add sugar in the american diet. while soda isn't the only cause of obesity in america, many doctors agree that it's a major contributing factor. con congress ask no is now consg
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legislation that would add a few to the cost of soft drinks. a proposal that the president obama says has to look at. it would help to fund healthcare and curve obesity, but they disagree. >> they say it's only pennies. but those pennies add up when you're trying to feed a family. washington if you're listening, what doesn't seem much to you can be a lot to us. >> we want to know what you think, should the government tax soda to fight obesity? that's the question of the day. we will open our phone lines soon. you can always go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think, or to our face book right now, you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore, and you can text your answer to 45203. enter fox 45a for yes, and fox
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45b for no. and stay tuned with fox 45 for a continuing coverage of this story. we will talk with an expert about the heart association new sugar guidelines and the soda tax. the cdc takes some blame in getting out the h1n1 vaccine. coming up who can get the vaccine in the baltimore area today. plus where you can let the kids run loose in a giant corn just as we promise 100% fresh produce...
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get lost in fall fun.
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north run farms corn maze is a great place to go with the whole family. rogers is live with us with today's morning hometown hot spot. good morning, brooke. >> good morning, patrice. >> i was out there and got lost and found my way out. it's fun and families will enjoy it. >> absolutely we have a 6-acre home maze. everybody comes in and gets a map and goes and finds the checkpoints. this weekend everybody is getting a free pumpkin of their choice when they come. so that is an extra -- very nice. >> that is an extra incentive. we have farm animals and a big play area for kids to run loose. >> let me ask you a question about the maze, each year you do a different design. what is it this year? >> exactly. this year we did the statue of liberty. patriotic.
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>>hopefully a lot of people will come out and not get too lost in the maize but find their way out to pick a pumpkin. brooke, we will check with you in a little bit. >> thanks, patrice. >> the maze at farm valley road, lasts through sunday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. if you're going to head out, we're going to beautiful fall weather not just for today but for the weekend, you might as well go out toward the corn maze and enjoy the weather. the winds are currently calm and the humidity is up a little bit at 83%. taking a look at the state temperatures across the state of maryland at this hour, you will need a jacket when you head out this morning, it's a little on the cool side. 44 degrees in baltimore. 39 degrees in wilmington, where they're under a frost advisory from he i cecil county, and quen
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county, don't be surprised if you see some frost on your car. it's only in effect until 9:00 a.m. it did get down to the mid-30s last night. look at that, there's not even rain out there in the united states, it's very hard to find, and quiet weather across most of the united states. that is where things are going to stay for us as well. we will have a cold front pushing through our region and not bring any rainshowers, it will bring a change in wind direction. by 5:00, a little cooler with the wind coming through through the northwest, otherwise, dry conditions for today, for tomorrow, high pressure systemmingsystembuilds in, and y is in store for tomorrow. the chance that we could see a 20 to 30% chance for an isolated rainshower, late wednesday night and through the day on thursday, more clouds on thursday than the next couple of days. high pressure system behind the secondary cold front for late thursday toward the weekend. for the day the eastern shore
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forecast, the high temperature of 63 degrees and the winds out of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour. a great day to be outside. central maryland 64 degrees, partly sunny skies and the winds will be strong, behind the cold front out of the northwest and tonight it's going to be on the chilly side. temperatures will be dropping down into the upper 30s. 37 degrees, chilly conditions and the wind out of the north at 5-10 miles an hour. the next couple of days not looking too bad. 64 degrees for today, 54 degrees mind the cold front. the -- behind the cold front, the temperatures will drop a little bit behind the cold front. a 20-30% chance of isolated rainshowers in area. otherwise things stay dry and sunny and comfortable. october was very rainy so we need the dry stretches of beautiful sunny november days in here. 60 degrees on sunday and 59 degrees on monday. remember, fox 45 sky watch is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the kin coming storms.
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the ente interactive tools willt you know when rain or snow is over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/radar. thanks, jessica. we're checking out the conditions on the roadways and now the speeds are starting to drop a little bit. 37 miles per hour on 95 in the northeast corner, but then doing much better on the other main lines, 60 on the jfx, and 62 on the top end of the beltway, moving through pikesville, it goes down to 52, and 56 on the beltway. and 61 on 95 traveling through the city. all in all not too much to complain about so far this morning. we do have an accident that you need to know about, it's inside of baltimore city, on inside monument street at pulaski highway. we don't have road closures and they're trying to clear this one out. police remain on the scene. we will try to keep you up-to-date on this one. showing you what it looks like moving through the city, here it is at 395. you can see we have company but no delays to talk about on
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either the southbound and northbound end. other cars are starting to file in, moving from baltimore, down toward 695, we don't have brake lights to talk about yet. on the top end. beltway a the same a pleasant drive heading from overly toward towson up toward the 83. speaking of 83 north of 695 exit, here it is, you can see a pretty busy pace on the southbound lanes. this is approaching the inner loop lanes of the beltway near charles street, but just a few cars traveling on the northbound direction heading toward northern baltimore county. that's a look at morning travels, patrice, back to you. candace, thank you. with all the stress you face this these days we want to give you a break, courtesy of house's hit show house. it's the house mental break contest. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on contest and send us your money saving tips and you could breeze through the holiday season without worrying of how to pay for gifts. that's because the grand prize winner gets a $500 american
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students at two howard county high schools can get the h1n1 vaccine. howard and reservoir high schools are each holding cline ikdclinicsthis morning from 8:3o 9:00 a.m. the schools plan to offer the student with the most students first and then other schools when it's available. federal health officials say to get best results, young kids will need two boa doses of the 1 vaccine. the preein pregnant women do weh
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one dose. since the h1n1 outbreak began the center for disease control has been working in high gear to understand and the new virus as well as develop a vaccine to keep the people healthy. we have got a firsthand look at the cdc's emergency operations center. >> it will be 48 states when we post the new graph later today. >> trying to stay on top of the h1n1 flu is a 24-7 job inside of the cdc emergency operation center. we're less than a month into the through season. the swine flu levels across the country are through the roof. >> nationwide we're at higher levels than we see during the peak of the winter flu vr. >> reporter: the big question on people's minds is where is the h1n1 vaccine. because of manufacturing delays,
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dr. shuka says she knows a lot of americans are frustrated trying to find vaccine. >> do you think the government over promised on this vaccine? >> i think we have probably failed in letting people think that there was more coming than turned out to be the case. we get our information from the manufacturers and sharing. i think going forward we're making sure we don't over promise. >> reporter: in the last weekend alone 19 children have died from the complication of the the h1n1 flu raiding the toll to 113. 200 of those kids had an underlying health problems, but a 3rd didn't. >> why do we see people get sick and then get better and get very, very sick. >> sometimes people can get a flu and be sort of recovering from the flu, their lungs can be weak and a bacteria can come and invade. they can get a pneumonia from bacteria on top of the flu. >> reporter: that is why they're encouraging anyone at high risk for the virus to get vaccinated, that includes
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pregnant women who can sometimes be reluctant to get a flu shot. >> most people i'm talking with, new vaccine, i'm not sure. this virus can be very severe for you and your baby and vaccines are the best way to protect you and the baby. the director of the national institute of allergies and infectious diseases, so far no pregnant woman in the u.s. has reported an adverse reaction to the h1n1 vaccine. still ahead, verizon customers now has an i-phone option. we will tell you all about the droid in this week's websiting. it's really unfortunate that in the year 2009, that we have such racist things being entered into our city election. and why an alderman candidate says he is
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losses, but cost-cutting along with the cash for clunkers helped to boost the profit. ford expects to be solidly profitable in 2011. manufacturing activity in the u.s. jumped in october to the highest level in 3 1/2 years. the institute for supply management index first began showing growth in august, and ism says it appears manufacturing is in a sustainable recovery mode. the number of signed home sales contract jumped more than analyst had forecast in september. the index has risen for eight straight months and it's at the highest level in almost three years. the report is a good indicator of actual home sales 2 or three months from now. for business brief, i'm matt cherry. just ahead, who is buying a huge baltimore area company? and a serial rapist on the loose this morning. i'm megan gilliland, the warning see police want women to hear
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 6:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. time to get a check of the our forecast as we're into november. i have not gotten into that fact, but the weather sure reminds me.
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when you wake-up that morning, you have to get the coat before you get up. and the it's dark and the time changed put you in a winter funk already. state temperatures across the state of maryland checking in at 47 degrees in baltimore, 44 degrees in d.c., but look at that, 39 degrees in wilmington and that is what wherer that dealing with the frost advisory, cecil, county, talbot county, and queen ann, and further north and west. they're dealing with a frost. don't be surprised if wake-up to find frost on your car. we will have a cold front push through, not going to have he any rainshowers. today a beautiful fall day. winds out of the northwest at 5 miles per hour. dress the kids pretty warm. 44 degrees when you get out there. 61 degrees by lunchtime and 60 degrees by 6:00 p.m. and there's rainshowers in our forecast. that is when those move into
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maryland coming up in the next few moments. let's check at the morning commute with candace. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. we're looking at the main lines. here it is at 95 through the fort mchenry tunnel. you can see that the cars are coasting along the southbound lanes and light activity on the northbound lanes heading toward 695. on 895, it's going to be a pretty normal ride on the southbound lanes from the harbor tunnel, the harbor tunnel toll toward 95. it's a 9-minute trip. 54 is going to be the average speed there. and then checking in on the beltway right now, the outer loop lanes it's going to be a normal ride across the board. 95 down toward 83, an 11 minute clip. 55 for the average speed. it dips down a bit, 55 miles per hour on the average speed. all in all not too bad, an 11-minute ride 93 toward 795. 14 minutes, and look at number 43 for the average speed there.
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that's a look at morning travis. patrice, back over to you. candace, thank you. 6:42 on fox 45 morning news. a ser alrapis serial rapist is e in baltimore. according to police there were two attacks within 19 hours along the 19 route. megan gilliland gowns us from police headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: baltimore police belief that this attack was done by the same criminal. at this point they don't have a description of the rapist just a warning this morning for all women. police say the first attack happened around 6:00 on friday morning in the 1300 block of harford avenue. the victim a female in her late teens. the second assault happened before 3:00 saturday morning, in the 400 block of colvin street. this time to a woman in her 50s. now both of these instances, we are told the suspect approached the victims from behind, threatened them with a weapon, then dragged the women to a nearby secluded area where he
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sexually assaulted them. >> rape in part is a crime of opportunity, so be mindful of that. be mindful of your surroundings. >> reporter: meantime police are stepping up law enforcement in the area and transit police are increasing patrols at bus stops. if you have any information about these attacks, the suspect and/or his whereabouts police are asking that you give them a call. live from police headquarters downtown this morning. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. john hopkins university will remember a student killed in a hit-and-run incident last month. university staff and students will gather at the homewood campus to honor mi myriam frurcg l. frankle frankle. thosthomas meighan is facing chs in a that incident.
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18-year-old gebraria handy was sentenced to a program in a juvenile justice system until she turns 21. she has been accused of causing the heart attack that killed eunice taylor last november. the two had gotten into a fight which led to the heart attack. a gay candidate running for alderman is the victim of a hate crime. flier depicting him as pedaphile is being circulated. in that flier, describe bowling as a di danger to children becae he is white and gay. >> it's unfortunate that in the year 2009 that we have such racist and bigoted things being entered into our city elections. there's no feed for it. >> bowling is asking the attorney general to launch an investigation inside american cable company and administaf
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face a business discrimination lawsuit. the lawsuit claims that two employees were harassed verbally because they are jewish. they were called names and a swastika was painted on their cars. they will fight the allegations. no more warnings. if cameras catch your car speeding in baltimore city, expect a $40 citation to follow. the 30 day grace period is now over and officials are expecting to send out hundreds of citations every day. joel d smith is live at one of the camera location inside northwest baltimore. good morning, joel. >> reporter: got that dreaded camera behind me right now, patrice. that is one of 51 locations throughout the city. of course, they're in school areas, half a mile they run between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and they do start this week sending out real tickets, not the warnings anymore. we do want to tell you that on highway and work zones they're
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extending the warning period for two weeks there. you have two weeks in case you're caught by the speeding cameras there. we to talk to randall scott from the dot. this particular intersection alameda how many warnings have been sent out. >> 230, and another 130 are in the process. we estimate that for the month of october 800 warning citations were sent out. >> reporter: that is quite a few 40 fine lessons. >> hopefully others will learn by not speeding to begin with. >> reporter: not too much. we have seen that we're watching people at 48, 50 coming through here. they are, every time you see a flash behind us, that means one is going off. are there reason that people would get out of tickets. >> yes, obviously, emergency vehicles, police, ambulance, fire department vehicles, they can have legitimate reasons for
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public safety reasons they have to go a little above the speed limit and object suesly, they would be exempt from getting a citation. >> reporter: or if you are in front of one of them, and you have to get out of way. they will be reviewed. >> the court will take that into consideration. >> reporter: keep in mind if you lend your vehicle to someone else, and they're driving through here, still if it's registered in your name, you're the one who is going to get the ticket. you will have to figure out who has your car that day and pack track -- pack track it. hopefully the warning has gotten to people, and one thing to consider, it doesn't get actual points, just the 40 citation. but you do it over and over again, you will keep getting them. we're live at northeast baltimore. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. it's election day, the key races that president obama's attention today. and with we're checking traffic around the area.
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check 695 at liberty road. it's dealing way
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wow, as far as watermain breaks go this one is a real gusher. take a look at this incredible video out of van nuys, california, you can see the
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water shooting trait out of the ground, after a 54-inch pipe burst yesterday morning. crews worked to shut off the watermain and they managed to slow the flow and amazingly, the businesses that were right there, did not have to be evacuated because of that watermain break. they got to stay there and watch the show. that is exactly what that is, it's a show. meteorologist jessica starr is here. fortunately we have had water mains but we haven't had to deal with something like that. >> that almost looked like vegas show. we're waking up to a beautiful fall day. partly cloudy skies, it's the first week of november, wind are currently calm, humidity is up a little bit at 83%. state temperatures across the state of maryland 47 degrees in baltimore, 44 degrees in d.c. 41 degrees in oakland, but look at that, 39 degrees in wilmington. so we have the frost advisory for cecil county, and talbot
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county, and qea queen ann count, they are waking up to a frost advisory. there's not much to show. there's not much going on here or across the united states, it's a very dry and sunny pattern is in store for us for the next couple of days. for tuesday, we will wake-up to the sunshine. we will have a weak cold front pushing through the area for today not going to bring any rainshowers. all it's going to do is change the winds from the northwest to the southwest. a cooler wind out there, but nice conditions and dry conditions for the daytime for tomorrow. wednesday is looking like another beautiful day. high pressure system will be in control. as we go late wednesday into thursday, a couple of changes will be headed our way as a secondary cold front will be pushing through. this one could bring us sprinkles and chance of light rainshowers for the day on tuesday and cooler temperatures behind the secondary cold front
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on tuesday. the high pressure system will build nicely and weekend is looking very pleasant and very nice, a great fall weekend is in store for us. for today, a great day, wind out of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour for ocean city and chester. central maryland a high temperature of 54 degrees, and the partly cloudy skies and the wind will be breezy behind the cold front out of the northwest. with the winds out of the north and clear skies it's going to allow for the temperatures to drop to 37 degrees. we will be on the cool side. temperatures will be in mid-30s for the overnight temperature for tonight and the evan day forecast will have that coming up in a few minutes. sky watch radar is at your finger tips. just log on to foxbaltimore.com/iradar. for now we're going to get a look at the roads this morning, check in with candace coming up in a few minutes.
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>> reporter: check out 695 at liberty road, you can already see a lot of brake lights there and also delays out on the rails as well. if you're heading out and hitting the roadways now it's going to be a delays on the max train and that is on the penn line. the train 513 is going to be delayed right now, so that is due to mechanical problems. right now you will just expect that to be in the red. so again, delays there. we will continue to keep you up-to-date on that one. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. candace, thank you. ver size on customers can't get an i-phone, but now they can get the next best thing, the droid. we will see how the two compare. tuesday's voting for governor today. what kind political influence will first thanksgiving.
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new this morning, it's a proposed site in anne arundel county doesn't win approval, an alternative location is up for grabs. linda with hefner and weber says it would be willing to sell a piece of land. there's more than 50 acres of land available. the company decided to make the offer after a proposal to bring 500 machines on anne arundel
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mall, stalled. a $4.5 billion deal involving a towson based company. stanley works is buying black and decker, the new woman will be called stanley black and decker. the deal should be complete by next summer. it is election day and voters across the country will head to the polls to decide some key electoral contest. two states are electing governors in what could be seen an early test of president barack obama political influence. up for grabs, gubernatorial seats in new jersey and virginia and a congressional race in new york. sandra endo is at a polling site in alexandria, virginia, where a close race for the governor is being played out. she joins us with a look at today's races, good morning, sandra. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, i'm here in front the polling site at alexandria, virginia. it opened at 6:00. we're seeing a slow trickle of voters coming in to cast their
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vote. there's several key races to watch, the governor race here in virginia, and another one in new jersey. it's the races where president obama invested a little bit of his political capital. it will be interesting to see how his efforts will payoff. last year, virginia was submit 10 with candidate obama. but in this election, it's taking some work to motivate those voters. the democratic candidate for governor is struggling against republican robert mcdonald many. >> the polls close, my friends, sleep is an overrated habit. >> i come to say thank you for your efforts so far. [applause]. >> reporter: in new jersey,'s governor's race it's neck and neck between incumbent, democrat john corzine, and republican challenger christoforousty. a year ago -- chris, christie. the president has made a number of appearances for corzine
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hoping for a democratic race. 3rd party candidate conservative, john hoffman and democrat duke owings is duking it out. >> they may not have room for moderate views in the republican state, but let me assure you we have room. >> reporter: the white house is softening what could be a political blow if democrats lose key races. >> i don't think that these elections will portend a lot for what happens in 2010.. >> reporter: and there are also some key mayoral races taking place in atlanta, new york city, boston, and houston. in this election day, turn out will be key especially among independence who could really sway the vote. live in alexandria, virginia, patrice, back to you. it sounds like the white house is down playing it, but
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what do these elections mean for 2010, what do they mean for democrats and republicans, there's a broad outlook here? >> reporter: that's right, some repercussions to think about after this day is gone in terms of who wins, who loses, which party comes out stronger and which party is trying to identify the temperature and the feeling of its voters and the republicans are truly trying to engage their voters right now. a lot of them angry and trying to capitalize on the conservative movement, especially in new york and places like here in virginia as well. as for the white house, again, they're down playing any of the election results, saying that this is not foreshadowing what is to come in 2010 when all the house seats are up. a 3rd of the senate and a lot more governor races to come. >> we will continue to follow this election day. thank you so much, sandra. coming up in the 7:00 hour, it's shaking up a community. i just got my little --
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why after the past week, many people are now scared of baltimore bus stops. but next, verizon customers can now get a phone a lot like the i-phone. it's called the droid. w
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if you're a verizon customer, but you have been dying to credit an i-phone, now you can, at least you can have veeverizon's version of the i-phone. it's kawd the droid. called the droid. the phone hits shelves this friday and will it give the i-phone a run for its money. i want to know. i might be interested in switching. >> i think the i-phone is so
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popular, it has 15% worldwide market, it's only been around that long. it's one of those cool toys to have. >> now if you're a ve verizon customer, you can get the droid. what the features that the droid has. >> it is made by motor ole a. one of the things that i love about the i-phone is the wi-fi, where you can get the high-speed connection and they're very slick touch screen. there's very interesting differences, you can tell that verizon and motor ole astride to take the i-phone on. >> it has a keyboard. >> if you don't like the touch screen n it's easie. >> it's easier to type if you are not focusing all of your attention on the phone. key turn by turn in five
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directions. the five megapixle camera, which is stronger and takes pictures at night be so it has a flash. it makes dvd record lings. it run up to five applications at one time. the i phone has the camera and it doesn't have the flash. the droid has a 5 megapixle camera. it also run flash which is that program that gives you a lot of neat stuff on the internet. >> how much does this cost? >> $200 after a 100 rebate. >> that pretty inexpensive. both phones are similar, the blackberry, and the droid, you all have to have a data plan. >> how is apple feeling that this is out. do they feel like we got the corner on the market, this can't compare to us? or are they starting to take a look at what verizon is putting out? >> that's a great question. there's a lot of debate about that, because apple doesn't
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always respond to competition, but i think they're going to have to, just because of the market and the number of appears that are -- apps. the reason that people love the i-phone is 175,000appa. the droid is reported to have 10,000apps there. now there's two platforms to write for. if you're a developer, you are going to have to look at both. >> friday is the day. >> friday is the day for the verizon droid. >> larry, thank you so much. coming up in the 7:00 hour, a lot of us get way too much sugar every day. we will tell you how much is too much. and cot government end up taxing soda to fight obesity? and a serial rapist on the loose this morning. i'm megan gilliland, the warning city police want women to hear straight ahead. >> reporter: driving around in baltimore this morning, you're being watched and unlike the last month, this time these cameras come with consequences.
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plus $150 back. rape in part is a crime of opportunity.
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be mindful of that. be mindful of your surroundings. a serial rapist on the loose in baltimore. where police say the suspect is attacking his victims. missed the sign, pay the fine. where it will cost you if you're caught speeding by the cameras. talk about a sugar rush. how much of your sugar intake there is in just one soda. good morning. it's tuesday, november 33rd. 3rd. i'm patrice harris. it's time to get a check of the forecast. you can tell by the temperatures if not by the date that we're moving right along into fall and headed toward the holidays. >> i know and winter is right around the corner. >> i didn't want to say that, but since you brought it up. >> i know. it's cold out there. the sunshine is coming up. it will cheer you and get you
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out of bed this morning. checking at 48 degrees, the winds are calm and the humidity is up at 48.8%. there's a frost advisory out there. northeast, qea queen kahn, ann t county are dealing with frost advisory. don't be surprised if you see frost on the lawn this morning. beautiful fall days in store for us. downtown baltimore 63 degrees for a high temperature. temperatures will rebound nicely, a bus stop forecast, 41 degrees, bundle the kids up, mostly cloudy skies is clearing throughout the day. 41 degrees at 6:00 a.m., 61 degrees at lunchtime and 60 degrees at 6:00 p.m., but there's rainshowers in the forecast. i will tell you when those move in just a few minutes. first let's check i in with candace to see how the roadways are doing this morning. >> reporter: , thank you, jessica. we're checking on the rails this morning, that's because we're dealing on the delays on the marx train, it's more
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specifically on the penn line. there's mechanical problems there and we're left with a 10 minute-delay. allow yourself a few extra minutes if you're headed out the door and going to take the marx train this morning. as for the main lines, we can show you what it looks like out there, here it is at whitemarsh, you can see a cramped ride but no delays to tell you about on the southbound and northbound lanes. as for beltway, taking the outer loop lanes from 95 toward the harrisburg expressway, pretty normal, 37 minutes and 47 miles per hour. 42 miles per hour taking it from 83 toward 795, so a 10-minute ride. look at that, the trend, it means it's increasing there. we will continue to keep you up-to-date, of course. and then, continuing the trek from 795 toward 95, well, it's a slow go there, 21 minutes with 31 for the average speed. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, back over to you. candace, thank you. 7:03 on fox 45 morning news. the search is on this morning for a serial rapist who police
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say is attacking and assaulting women at a city bus stop. megan gilliland joins us with police headquarters with the latest, good morning, megan. >> reporter: police say there were two attacks within 24 hours along the 19 route at the 16th district. police are working with getting a description of the rapist and in the meantime they're sending a warning out to all women. >> i got my turn. >> reporter: with no car, latris smith relies on the bus every day. >> i walk this very street every morning. >> reporter: but now her daily walk is tripped with news that two women have been raped at the bus stop. >> that is terrible. >> reporter: police say the first attack happened around 6:00 on friday morning, in the 1300 block of harford avenue. the victim a female in her late teens. the second assault happened just before 3:00 saturday morning in
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the 400 block of colvin street, this time to a woman in her 50s. >> in this situation the victim was walking down helen street and got to a bus stop at helen and colvin, when she got to the bus stop, the suspect was nearby. >> reporter: police believe that the acts were done by the same criminal. in both instances the suspect approached the women from behind and threatened and dragged them to a secluded nearby area where he assaulted them. >> reporter: until they have a better description, police are warning women to be car careful. >> a rape in crime is a crime of opportunity. be min mindful of your surround. >> reporter: police are increasing their patrols and transit police are increasing their patrols at bus stops. if you have any information,
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police are asking that you call them right away. live from police headquarters downtown this morning. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. the deal between cons steelatioconstellation energy as edi is on. constellation plans to sell half of its nuclear power business to edf, who will then build a nuclear reactor in maryland. a $200 credit for maryland rate payers is one of the conditions for the deal. it would be coming in march. we will talk to two state delegates about the deal and whether it's good for you. that is coming up later this hour. after a month of warnings, the speeders caught by cameras this week, will be receiving something else in the mail. baltimore city has 51 cameras rolling this morning and $40 tickets won't be far behind. joel d smith is at one of those locations with more on what
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officials there are expecting. joel, how many tickets do officials think they will be issuing? >> reporter: well, if you count up the numbers, they're saying it could be 40 a day at each of these locations. if you those up, you're looking at 2,000. not all of those will be usable. maybe they couldn't see the license plate officially, but they're thinking, 8 to 910 900 r day. we're here and some of the people are getting the message. here are the latest numbers, 31 miles per hour, that keeps them in the clear, 30 miles per hour is the limit here. these cameras have flashed a few times this morning. hundreds of warnings have been sent out to the drivers in efforts to keep them with the speed down. they have a half a mile from the school, they operate from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the location they're chosen is because they're problem areas. if you go 12 miles per hour over the speed limit. that is when the camera clicks in, it takes a picture of your
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vehicle, that picture is reviewed and a citation is sent out. we asked how do we know if this entire process is working? >> the number of citations issued should diminish. we expect that to happen within a few months. in the long-term, we would expect overall that the number of reported accidents in the area should go down and that is the other thing that we look for. that will take a little longer to get that type of result. >> reporter: they did a 5 year study to see which were the problem locations, this one, alameda had 30 accidents per year. that was too much. they are hoping to bring that down. beside the intersection, the speeding cameras have been used at work zones on highways. the warning time has been extended for two weeks. you will still get warnings in the mail through any violations that happened through november 15th, after that, you will get tickets as well. joel d smith, fox 45 morning
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news. the world series heads into a game 6 tonight. the phillies pulled an 8-6 victory last night in their hometown but the yankees are still leading the series two games. the coverage starts at 7:30. coming up halloween may be over, but the fall fun is just beginning. the seasonal festival with something for everyone. more beautiful fall weat
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have acorny weekend. corn maze has something for the whole family. brooke rogers is live with something for the family for today's hometown hot spot.
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that is corny, too. i guess people can take pictures, too. >> that's right. >> beyond the big picture of the corn cobb, what else is there? >> we have the corn bp, our mini maze, we have farm animals, we have acorn stand back that kids can play in. little tunnels in the mini maze for kids to climb through, a mini land and a tire play land. >> very nice. one of the other big a taxes is of course, the maze. that is the mini maze but there's another maze, is that one just for adults or would you recommend that kids can go in there, too? >> we recommend it to for school-age kids, teenagers and parents, of course. yeah. get a map at the statue of liberty. there's different checkpoints that they go in and sign and punch out different shapes at the checkpoints. >> people can leave with goodies; is that right? >> that's right, this weekend, we are open 2 to 6 on friday, and to to 6 on saturday and
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sunday. everybody gets to take a free pumpkin. anything they can carry out of here, they can take. >> thanks, brooke. we will check with you in just a little bit. >> sounds good, thanks, patrice. >>the corn maze lasts through this sunday. make sure you get out there. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. well, the weather won't be corny if you head out toward the fall maze this weekend. it's going to be beautiful this weekend. waking up this morning, a a beautiful fall day. wind are currently calm and the humidity is up at 83%. state temperatures across the state of maryland. it's a little chilly start but it's the first week of november. 44 degrees in d.c. 41 degrees in hagerstown, but look at that, 3 38 degrees in wilmington. they're dealing with the queen ann, county, and portions west and east toward philadelphia. don't be surprised if you wake-up with some frost on your card or car this morning with the temperatures that drop down into the mid-30s last night.
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hd radar, look at the united states, there's no precipitation out there. high and dry and sunny. that is the way things are going to say not only across the united states but for us as well. we will have a cold front pushing through our region today. it's a weak cold front. all it's going to do is shift the winds. we will continue with the sunshine. weak cold front for today. lunchtime looking great, and dinner time by 5:00. get outside, and walk the dog. a beautiful day in store for us. a high pressure system in store for tomorrow and wednesday. a secondary cold front will push through late wednesday ask through the daytime on thursday. that is when things will change, just a little bit, just a slight chance for an isolated shower on thursday. otherwise spotty showers and things dry out and cool down behind the secondary cold front for the weekend. the weekend is looking nice. all thanks to the high pressure system that is going to bring pleasant conditions for us. the weekend forecast for today, a beautiful day is in store.
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a high temperature around 63 degrees. the winds out of the northwest at 5-10 miles an hour. central maryland not too bad of a day either, in the low to mid-60s. 64 degrees for downtown baltimore, columbia and westminister. overnight we will get to the low temperature of 68 degrees. the winds out of the northeast so temperatures will be dropping over tonight. here is your seven-day forecast, for today, 64 degrees, and then for tomorrow, partly sunny skies, another beautiful fall day, but temperatures will be colder for tomorrow. 54 degrees, and then on thursday, there's the secondary cold front that is going to push through, 20% chance for rainshowers, but look toward the weekend. friday and toward the weekend, look nice in the upper 50s to the low 60s and an ample amount of sunshine. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/iradar.
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let's check in with candace to see how the morning commute is shaping up. >> reporter: thank you, jessica and good morning, we're talking about the rails, the marx train and more specific the penn line. that is because we have a delay, a 10 minute-delay, in fact. it's all because of mechanical problems on train 513, just be aware this is going to be the case this morning. you need to allow a few extra minutes if you're going to head out the door. we're checking on the roads and looking at these numbers. it's not going to be a pleasant ride out there. 14 miles per hour on 95 in the northeast corner, 14 traveling on the top end. beltway, as well right near overly and 39, if you are going to approach the jfx right now. doing much better on the top end of the beltway at the greenspring avenue exit at 65, 22 at the west side of the beltway, 17 if you're traveling near catonsville, again, it's going to be better on 95 with 60 miles per hour heading through the city. all in all, a pretty slow go out there. we do have a new accident to talk about as well. it's all the way up in the northeast region, near
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perryville, pulaski highway, you will want to stick with 95 as your alternate route. it's going to be problem-free from cecil county heading toward baltimore county. we can show you what it looks like at whitemarsh boulevard, here it is, so far the coast is clear, northbound and southbound lanes, of course the volume is picking up. then an annoying ride at top end of the beltway, it's in the red from overly toward towson and then up toward the 83. that is a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. candace, thank you. with all the stress you face these days, we want to give a break, courtesy of fox's hit show house. it's our house mental break contest, go to fox baltimore.com and click on contest end and us your money saving tips. you could breeze through the holiday season without worrying how you will pay for all of those gifts. that's because the grand prize winner gets a $500 american express gift card. stay tuned, we will announce
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our next qualifier and read thinker tips coming up lay this morning. don't forget house returns with a new episode here on fox 45. still ahead, it's it's elecn day across several states across the united states. the seats up for grabs. and stop the sugar
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it's a proposed slot site in anne arundel county doesn't win approval, an alternative site is up for grabs. linthicum base says to would be willing to sell a piece of land to slot developersment there's more than 50 acres of land available. the company decided to make the after a proposal to bring more than 1500 slot machines to anne arundel mills mall was stalled. they are making sure they frequently wash their hands while on the job.
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state health officials are expected to announce the hand wash hygiene clab tive later today. that program would bring in monitors to assess the hand washing practices of hospital workers. it's called the first o first-of-its-kind in the nation inside the person in heart association is out with new guidelines of how much sugar is too much in our diets. the results may surprise you. for women it's 100 calories of sugar per day. that is less than what you find in one can of regular soda. it's not much better for men, a total of 150 calories worth. we are joined this morning with more on this. good morning. >> good morning. >> so those are surprising numbers. a lot of people drink a lot of sodas a day torks hea, so to heu get more than what you need in one can of soda, that is going to surprise a lot of people. >> yes, it is and especially since one can of soda is often a
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size of soda that is super sized. the small coke glasses that we used to get, which might have been a reasonable amount of sugar and now being replaced by a larger and larger amount at a sitting. >> you get a lot of soda sugar, but other places. >> the more processed the food, you more you have to worry about the refined sugar in it. fructose corn syrup, for example, we process many of our foods now in the name of convince. it's much easier to pop something in the microwave, the more processed the food, the more sugar intake. >> talk about sugar intake when it comes to problems of obesity and diabetes? >> generally refined sugar is included in things that also have fat. now soda is an objec obvious
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exception, but if you have a high sugar intake, you generally have a high fat intake. twinkies, you know, all of those sort of things that have those two combined and again in moderation, a perfectly reasonable part of your diet is when we have so much of it. >> congress is considering putting a tax on sodas and juices because they want people to less. is that government's role or would that even be effective? >> i can't speak to whether it's effective or not. i think we have to focus more on the behaviors of the individual people. the guidelines that they make are very, very nice, but people need small goals. so if i see a patient that is drinking a 12 pack of regular soda a day, it is -- and that is not unusual, it's a success if they go down to 4 cans a day. plus i'm a big advocate in
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getting the sodas out of the school. >> changing behavior not necessarily the actual product. thank you for coming in. we want to get our audience involved. see what they think. should the government tax soda to fight obesity. that is the question of the day. we will open the phone lines in a little bit. right now go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. or you can go to our facebook page, you can send us a tweet at foxbaltimore.com. you can text your answer to 45203. enter fox 45a
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voters across the u.s. are heading to the polls today. it's the first time america has seen major elections since president obama won the white house. you can read that story and more in today's washington times.
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julie bedane has this morning's briefing. good morning, here in washington our sights are cast outside of the beltway, where voters in three key will h elecs could offer a look at obama's influence. the republican gubernatorial bob mcdonald is leading in the recent polls. in new jersey, the vote will come down to the 3rd popularity. and in the special election, in new york's 23rd district, the white house has found itself on the same moderate side of a republican who was force outdoor of the race by tea party activity and now backs up democrats. if you're looking at the access to the democrats. all it takes it a money. thousands of dollars in political contributions will buy you a dinner table conversation with five women senators.
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another officer a seat at a bruce sprin springsteen concert. these are a few of fundraisers, that puts the concerns of special interests above those of average citizens. for any of you debating the swine flu vaccine, a study shows that one dose will be enough to protect pregnant women and children between the ages of 10 and 17 from watching the virus, but healthy children between the ages of 9 months and 9 years will require two vaccines to offer maximum protection. that is the latest. from the washington times, i'm juljuliebedane. later on fox 45 morning news, a warning for women in baltimore, why they should be on alert at ci
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on issues important to seniors, senators mikulski and cardin have been leaders, fighting to make health care more affordable and to make sure seniors have access
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to the medicines their doctor prescribes. now maryland senators can improve medicare and help close the donut hole without raising premiums on seniors by as much as 20%, which some proposals would do. call today -- ask senators mikulski and cardin to support the senate health care reform bill. because we can improve medicare without making seniors pay more.
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>>welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 7:31 is the time. i'm p patrice harris. it's time to get a check of the our forecast. meteorologist jessica starr is here to fill us in on the details. i'm trying to warp up ou -- warp out there with the sunshine out there. temperatures will rebound quite nicely out there, for today tapping into the mid-60s, but 47 degrees at the inner harbor. winds are currently calm, the wind is up at 83%. we do have the frost advisory for queen ann, and portions of
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north west toward philadelphia. don't be surprised if you see frost on your yard. we will have a weak cold front pushing through, otherwise a beautiful fall day, a good amount of sunshine out there. 63 degrees for the high temperature for today winds shifting toward the northwest. bus stop forecast, heading the kids out, 41 degrees mostly cloudy skies, they will need their coat for today. 61 degrees by the lunch hour and 60 degrees by 6:00 p.m. tonight. there's rainshowers in our forecast, we will tell you when those move in toward the state of maryland coming up in a few minutes. first let's check in with candace to check in you on the roads are checking in this morning. candace. >> reporter: thank you, jessica, we do want to alert you on the trouble on the rails this morning. in fact, it's a delay on the marx train on the 10 line. on train 513 cl 513 mechanical problems. look out on the roadways, on 83,
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here it is north of that 695 exit, you can see no problems to talk about there. this is up in baltimore county, right near mount caramel road. it's going to be a relatively calm pace both the northbound and southbound lanes. as for beltway, taking it from 83, down toward 795, 14 minutes, 32 for the average speed. check this out, an increasingly heavy ride from 95 down toward 83. so that is 26 minutes with 23 miles per hour. as for 895, though, pretty normal there heading through the harbor tunnel down toward the 695 exit, 54 is going to be the average speed there. that is a look at your morning travels, patrice, back to you. 7:33 on fox 45 morning news. a serial rapist is on the loose this baltimore. according to police there were two attacks within 24 hours along the 19 number route in the eastern direct. megan gilliland joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, baltimore city police belief these attacks were done
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by the same criminal. at this point there's no cringes of the rapist, just a warning this morning for all women. police say the first attack happened at 6:00 monday morning at the 1300 block of harford avenue. the women victim a woman in her late teens. the second attack happened in the 400 block of colvin street. this time to a well no he -- a woman in her 50s. in both of these attacks, the suspect approached the victims from behind, and threatened them, and dragged them to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted them. >> reporter: transit police are increasing patrols at bus stops. anyone with information on the attacks, the suspect and/or his whereabouts are asked to call baltimore city police. from city police headquarters, i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news.
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there's a bail review scheduled lay tore today for the alleged gunman in a halloween shooting in columbia of the hearing for 20-year-old devon dixon will be held at 11:00 this morning. dixon has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the weekend incident. a fight may have led to the shooting where a man was killed and another possibliy paralyzed. dean foyer is charged as an accessory after the shooting. he is accused of driving the get away car. a baltimore teen pleads note in the deat-- not guilty in thef her grandmother. she had been accused of causing the heart attack that killed 16-year-ol16-year-oldy16-year-ot november. the two had gotten to a fight
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that led to the heart attack. the university staff students and friends will gather at 4:00 this afternoon on the home wood campus to honor myriam frankl, the 20-year-old junior died october 17th, after being hit by a truck near the intersection of university parkway and st. paul street. 39-year-old thomas meighan of sykesville is facing charges in connection with that incident. a judge revoked his bail yesterday. no more warnings. if you cameras catch you speedia citation is expected to follow. joel d smith is live at one of the camera locations at northeast baltimore. hundreds a day, that's a lot, joel. >> reporter: i know it is. we're getting decent numbers over here. this is 3rd and alameda. we have been clocking ourselves with the scientific gun here to
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see how fast people are going. they're trying to bring the speed down. 30 miles per hour is the speed limit. they're going closer to 40. here are some the numbers we have been getting today. 41 is as fast as you can go without getting caught bit speed camera. the speed camera you see there, has been busy in october. 800 different warnings went out. now if that happens, you're going to get an actual $40 ticket in the mail. now once again, they want these people to know that it's time to slow down and the fines are starting this week. here is the guidelines. these 50 location right side in school zones, within half a mile of a school. they operate between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. the locations were chosen because of problems in the area. this location had 10 crashes per year over the last five years. you go 12 miles per hour over, that is when the camera catches you. that picture is hand to police. they take a look at it and send it out to the homeowner of that vehicle in question.
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so we ask, how long will it take until we can see if this is really working? >> the number of sig citations issued should diminish. we expect that to happen within a few months. in the long-term, we would expect overall that the number of reported accidents in the area should go down. that is the other thing we would look for. that would take a little longer to get that type of result. >> reporter: of course, that is the goal from the city and the trackers say, it's about making money with potential 800 to $1,000 tickets going out for a day or even more. it will make a lot of money. do the math, 1,000 tickets, $40 each. that number gets moving. but it can slow people down, and make it safer near the schools that's a good by-product. the besides the cameras in the city, there are the cameras in the highway. those have been in the warning cycle so far, but unlike here where they are in the area where you will get the $40 ticket in the mail. they're extending that warning
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until november 15th on the highway and work zones. keep that is mind. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. a stern warning about suggest or. th-- sugar. >> the american heart association has released the guidelines for sugar. women should consume no more than 100 calories or 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. for men the limit is 150 calories or 9 he teaspoons, but on average, americans consume more than 22 teaspoons a day or about 250 calories of sugar. they say that the soft drinks are the number one source of added sugar in the american diet. while soda isn't the only cause of obesity in america. many doctors agree it's a major contributing factor. congress is now considering legislation that would add a few to the cost of soft drinks, the proposal that president obama has said is worth taking a closer look at. the soda tax would curve
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obesity, at least legislators say that and it would help fund health care but groups disagree. >> congress is talking about a tax on soda. they say it's only pennies. but those pennies add up when you're trying to feed a family. washington if you're listening what dunn seem -- doesn't seem much to you, can be a lot of to us. we want to know what you think, washington tax soda? many of you have sounded off through facebook. you can send us a tweet as many have done this morning at fox baltimore or you can text your answer to 45203, enter fox 45a for yes, or fox 45b for no. coming up constellation energy is officially in business with francis edf. delegates weigh in on whether
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the deal is a good one. we are monitoring the conditions out on the roadways. check out 695 at harford road. it's going to be jam packed with precystent delays on the outer loop lanes. i will fill you in on the
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welcome back. 7:42 is the time. on this tuesday morning, partly cloudy skies waking up. it's a little bit cool out there. it's the first week in november. 47 degrees and the winds are calm and the humidity is up 43%. 47 degrees in baltimore, 44 degrees in d.c., 41 degrees in hagerstown, but look at wilmington, 38 degrees. they dropped into the mid-30s. and queen ann, talbot county, and portions west and northeast have a frost advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. this morning. so they could see frost on the ground and on the cars this morning as well as the clear skies and taking a look at hd original radar, look at that across the united states, there's no prosippation out there. -- precippation ou precipitatio. lunch hour, nice conditions, sunny conditions, the cold front will push through later today at
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5:00. all it's going to do is change our winds toward the northwest. it's going to allow temperatures to drop tonight toward the mid-30s. the high pressure system toward the wednesday, we look at late wednesday into thursday, we will have a secondary cold front that will push through the area. this one could bring a couple of rainshowers for the daytime on thursday and cooler temperatures, behind the secondary cold front for friday and the start of the weekend. then another high pressure system builds in here for the weekend, bringing in pleasant conditions and nice conditions. eastern shore forecast, for today, a beautiful fall day in store for today. a high temperature of 63 degrees, partly cloudy skies, and the winds out of the northwest at 5-10 miles an hour. central maryland, westminister, perry hall, a beautiful day. the winds shifting toward the northwest behind the cold front and overnight tonight, clear skies, lining up for temperatures to drop into the 30s, 37 degrees for the overnight temperature and some of the outlying suburbs could drop down even cooler into the
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mid-30s and into the low 30s. 64 degrees for the high temperature for today, 54 degrees on wednesday, a little bit cooler tomorrow, behind the cold front. we will drop our temperatures down just a little bit. on thursday for the second cold front, more clouds and a chance for isolated rainshowers in the area, maybe a dark and dismal dreary day on thursday. once the second ea secondary cot moves out, and the temperatures will stay in the upper 50s to lower 60s which is much-needed because october is a rainy october. skyfox 45 rainy. you can use fox 45 doppler radar, incoming storms will let you see when the rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/iradar. let's check in with steve with how your morning commute is shaping up with candace. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. if you're heading out and hitting the raise this morning, we have a warning for you on the marx train, the penn line. train 513 is delayed due to
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mechanical problems. just be aware that you will be dealing with a 10 minute-delay this morning. as for the roads out there, heading out on the main lines, we're tracking your speeds and look at these numbers much 17 miles per hour on 95 in the northeast corner, now down to 7 at the top end of the beltway. as for the jfx, now at 29, doing much better on the top end there. moving through pikesville, though look at that, 65 miles per hour on the west side at 24, and 21 heading on that 695 skit near catonsville, all in all, a pretty slow go out there. we do have a few incidents that we need to talk about this morning. one in the city a crash at liberty heights at rogers avenue. just be aware that there's a lot of equipment on the scene. we will continue to keep you up-to-date on this one, as soon as we get more information. on the beltway in the same vicinity, checking out 695 at liberty road, it's in the red, a parking lot on the outer loop lanes heading toward 70, better on the inner loop direction up toward 795. of course on of course, you will be surrounded by cars moving on
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the beltway toward pikeville especially on the inner loop direction toward 83. speaking of 83, north of 695, right now, here it is, the coast is clear, northbound and southbound lanes approaching the 695 exit. then 695 at harford road, it's a trouble spot showing the light there. it's going to be jam packed fresh produce... and rancher's reserve beef, guaranteed tender 100% of the time. at safeway, we now promise something new.
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the american heart association claims soft drinks are the number one source of added sugar in the american diet. with so many people in the u.s. struggling with their weight, congress is considering taxing soda. several lawmakers say the move could help lower obesity levels and fund healthcare. we want to know what you think. should the government tax soda to fight obesity? it's the question of the day. the phone lines are open now at
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(410)481-4545. we also have a lot of people who have weighed in our twitter page and on face book. let's go to the phones first. our first caller is brandon in baltimore; brandon. >> good morning. >> what do you think is it a good idea to tax soda in order to keep people from drinking so much? >> no, two short differences. one the tax didn't curve people from smoking. they keep raising the taxes and more people continue to smoke. and number two, a lot of people it's an exercise thing. it's not a sugar thing. i drink a lot of soda, but a walk three miles a day and walk all the time. >> a lot of people agree with you. 79% in fact, of people who sent us text, said, no the government should not tax sodas. only 21% said, yes, it's a good idea. arthur in baltimore is on the line. good morning, arthur. >> good morning, patricia. >> what do you think of taxing
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soda. >> no, because it's the way the government can tax the working people, not are they going to watch you on watching a television show? i mean, come on. >> so far, everyone seems to agree with our two callers. our facebook page, everyone says, no, my sugar consumption is no one's business. the government has no right to tell me what to eat or drink or to impose tax meant to change our habits. >> this is a poor excuse for imposing a tax. if it were really a concern, you don't add the excess sugar to begin with. no one seems to agree with soda tax. thank you for wailing if h -- weighing in on the subject inside coming up, hall of famer brook robinson is joining forces with the little sisters of the poor. how they're celebrating the group's service. next rebate for rate payers. find out if the two del grates think the deal between constellation and
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the deal is done, after months of debate and speculation, co constellation energy group announced yesterday they will go through with selling the edf. the deal came after governor o'malley gave his blessing last week. is the deal a good one. delegate pat mcdonough, and jill carter join us this morning. >> question is this a win/win situation for constellation and bge rate payers. constellation gets its sale and bge get a rebate. it sounds like a good deal. >> i think it's a good deal. i think it was a good deal from the beginning. the governor played politics to try to reconstruct his image for the people when it comes to bge,
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which he didn't do much fighting during his three years in office. the deal is good. it's a great company and it will provide needed funding. otherwise if the deal falls through, i think constellation would be in danger of bankruptcy. if that occurs, the impact on consumers could be enormous, and there are some problems right now. the french leaders of this company are having second thoughts. this is late breaking news. we don't know what that is going to mean, but hopefully the deal is done and if it is, and o'malley keeps the politics away from it, maybe we can survive and get a better consumer protection add moss fier in thi- atmosphere in this state. >> i want to get back to the french part of this and what they are thinking about the deal. i'm going to bring delegate o'malley. delegate mcd mcdonough brought m up. he he getting u up or he was he
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looking for the consumers when he asked for limits and the rebates and the limits on the constellation energy ceo pay. what was the motive behind all of that? >> i think these were probably genuine efforts on his part to make the deal better for consumers. what i think is that it fell a bit short of what we really need to have happen. i think that there's no real chance now that we're going to go into regular regulation which is what the governor said he wanted to do in the last session, and what needs to happen. i don't agree with delegate mcdonough. i have big concerns about the deal. i think there's very much a reason to have concerns about the rate payers. i'm sure about constellation and a one time concession of $100 is not very much. >> so more, you think should have been done. delegate mcdonough brought up the fact that there's problems with the french company. there's word that may want to get out of the deal. the incoming ceo is not so queen
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on the deal. the outgoing, ceo is trying to push it. if it falls through what would it mean to the constellation? >> i guess according to mcdonough constellation would declare bankruptcy but i don't think that is likely to help. i don't think it would be practice problematic. there's real questions about approval, about the new -- the building of a nuclear power plant and how likely it is and how good that is. there's a question about a french company and having good consumer relations. for me it would be okay if it didn't go through right now. >> delegate carter brought up re-regulation and she says that with this going through nobody is talking about it anymore. should that have been the bigger discussion? >> it is a good point and i have fought for consumer protection. people call it re-regulation, and i call it consumer
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protection. we are importing 40% of our energy, and we have two nuclear power plants, that is like florida importing oranges. it doesn't make any sense. this is a great company. con steel axconstellation as sql of the consumer money. they have great debt. if we lose the deal, constellation is going to be in me proposals would do.
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the rape in is a crime of opportunity. be mindful of that.
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be mindful of your surroundings. a serial rapist on the loose in baltimore. where police say the suspect is tacking his victims. a hall of famer is helping the poor. how football legend robinson is improving our community? and kitty over glee. how you can get your fiction of the hit fox show at anytime. good morning, it's tuesday, november 3rd. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. a good start to -- cool start to the day, but not too much, the sun is up and much better than yesterday. >> i was cold yesterday. >> the uni sun is up. >> when we came to work, it was 3:00 in the morning. >> a little different. meteorologist jessica starr is here is to tell us what to
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expect through the rest of the day. it was a cold out there but the sun came up and warming things up and making it feel warmer out there. the temperatures are he rebounded quite nicely out there into the mid-50s. checking into the inner harbor, mid-50s. and the humidity is up at 80%. we have the frost advisory in effect for see zil for cecil con ann and portions to the northeast. don't be surprised if you see frost on your yard. we do have a cold front pushing through our region today, but otherwise we will have a beautiful fall day in as for fo. bus star forecast 41 degrees, you will need to bundle up a little bit in the first part of the day. 60 degrees at 6:00 p.m., and there are some rainshowers in our forecast. i will tell you when those move in toward the state of maryland coming up in a few minutes. let's check in and see how the
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morning commute is shaping up with candace. >> reporter: , thank you jessica, and good morning, we have been checking in on the rails this morning, because there's a delay on the marx train and penn line more specific, because of e train 51. as far as the roads are concerned, we can show you what it looks like out there, 695 at harford road, starting to ease up a little bit. as you can see stop and go do lays heading toward towson. for the outer loopl loop delayst is running heavy, a 29-minute ride, 22 is the average speed. doing much better on 95, 53 miles per hour looking at an 8 minute clip from the toll toward the beltway and sticking with 895 instead from the toll toward 95, only a 9-minute ride, 55 is the average speed there. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice and megan, back over to you.
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new information just in to our newsroom this morning. attorneys for the dc sniper john allen muhammad plan to file an peal to the supreme court today. muhammad is scheduled to be executed next. they asked for clemency last month, which was denied. muhammad was convicted of shooting deny harold myers during a three week killing spree in october of 2002, that left 10 people dead. a serial rapist is on the loose here in baltimore. according to police, there were two attacks within 24 hours along the number 19 route in the eastern district. baltimore city police believe these acts were done by the same criminal. but at this point they do not have a description of the rapist just a warning this morning for women. >> rape in part is a crime of opportunity. be mindful of that. be mindful of your surroundings.
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meantime police are stepping up law enforcement in the area and they are increasing patrols at bus stops. they are investigating a rape. it happened at the campus of the university of maryland. a 21-year-old student woke up to find a man sexually assaulting him. the student screamed and the suspect then fled. students at two howard county high schools can get the h1n1 vaccine today. howard and reservoir high schools are each holding clinics this morning from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. the school district plans to offer the vaccine first to the most students first and then other schools when it's available. to get the best results, young kids will get two doses of the h1n1 vaccine. pregnant women get good results from one dose however, the cdc says there's currently 30 million doses available.
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it expects the supply to catch up with the level of demand. you can learn more about the virus and how you can protect yourself by logging on to our website, foxbaltimore.com/news links. we have several reports from the h1n1 virus at our website. again it's foxbaltimore.com click on the h1n1 virus icon. after a month of warnings speeders caught b by cameras wil be receiving something else in the mail. $40 tickets won't be far behind. joel d smith is live at one of those locations with more on what officials are expecting. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. this is one of the locations 3rd and alameda, one of those spots they designated as dangerous enough and putting it into the narrow criteria where they have smeed a -- speed cameras. it has to happen within certain hours. 30 miles per hour is the official speed limit here, so if
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you go 12 or over, more than 11 over, that is when you start getting the citations. that number we got, a little bit ago, that person probably going to get something in the mail in two or three weeks. these cameras have been very busy. at this location alone in october, 800 different warnings went out to drivers letting them know that the warnings won't be anymore. here is the criteria. school zones, within a half of a mile of the school. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., those the times that these run. if you go 12 miles or over, it takes a picture and sends it to the location of the actual person who owns the car. it might not be driver but the person who owns the car, it gets sent to them. it's checked by police, before they send it out, to make sure that they can view it probably. we asked recently how do you know if this is actually working? >> the number of citations issued should diminish. we expect that to happen within a few months. in the long-term, we would
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expect overall that the number of reported accidents in the area should go down and that is the other thing we would look for, but that will take a little longer to get that type of results. >> reporter: they did a study at this location over a five year span an average of 10 crashes. had he want to get that number down. people were driving an average of 40 miles per hour in this 30-mile per hour zone. that is another thing they want to change. they get the numbers down, that will help. the thing is if it continues, they will keep on sending out these tickets. you can get more than one of these, $40 tickets. they start into the actual ticket phase on the highways, in and the work zones will still be warnings for two more weeks. live in northeast baltimore, joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. a new statue in honor of former governor william donald schaefer is standing tall in at the inner harbor today. it was unveiled yesterday. schaefer was amazed at turn out at the celebration ceremony.
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hundreds of politians came. the statue depicted as he looked through the 15 year run as baltimore mayor. yesterday was schaefer's 88 birthday. potentially tainted beef distributed in several states including here in maryland is being linked to two deaths and dozens of illnesses. fair banks farms is recalling 550,000 pounds of ground beef made in september. the new york based company says its product could contain e. coli bacteria. it was sold in stores including bg's, trader joe's, and giant. traveling for the holidays will cost more this year. most of the larger airlines has increased a surcharge on the busiest travel days from $10 to $20. it applies to a large number of u.s. flights in more than a dozen peak days, including thanksgiving, christmas and new year's some say you should have booked your thanksgiving tickets by halloween to get the best
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deal and it's best to book your christmas flights by mid-november. coming up it only takes a simple act of kindness. find out howe you ca how you cak robinson toe make to make a di. we're going to take you to the home run guys remember, we're a solar system. mars is down...and... um,
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lose yourself in some fall fun on the farm. north run farms corn maze offers something for everyone. brooke rogers is live with the details on this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning, brooke, how are you. >> i'm great, how are you. >> i'm doing very well. and you're joined by a lot of friends this morning. >> that's right. >> this is one of our cows. and she has twin babies and she likes to eat a pumpkin. >> in addition to the corn maze there's a lot of animals that people can come out and tike a look at -- take a look at. >> that's right. we have a tac tractor ride aroud the farm, and anybody who comes to to 6:00, or saturday and sunday, can take a pumpkin home. you can take things home for
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free if you come. >> it's definitely an event for the whole family there this weekend? >> that's right, something for every age from preschool to high school. >> brooke, it looks like a lot of fun. thank you for sharing that with us this morning. >> thank you. the fall festival and corn maize at north run farm is at greenspring valley road and it lasts through this sunday. for more information log on to or website at foxbaltimore.com/morning. and they're going to have beautiful fall weather this weekend. that is what we're experiencing today, an ample amount of sunshine, and temperatures rebounding in the 50s. the winds are calm and humidity is up at 80%. state temperatures across the state of maryland it was a chilly cart out there this morning -- start this morning. 41 degrees in oakland and 44 degrees in wilmington. we're still dealing with the frost advisory for cecil county, and talbot county portions west and northeast toward philadelphia. woke up to frost out there on the yards and cars out there
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this morning, all thanks to the clear skies that we had last night. on sky watch hd regional radar, there's no rainshowers across most of the united states. high and dry and that is the way things are going to stay for us for today and for the daytime for wednesday. we will have a weak cold front pushing through our region for today. at lunchtime, beautiful weather, nice as and sunny. all the cold front is going to do is shift the winds to the northwest overnight tonight and allow the temperatures to drop into the 30s. it's a first week of november. high pressure builds in nicely for tomorrow, for wednesday, another fall day. there's a secondary cold front that is going to be pushing through late wednesday, during the daytime on thursday, and that is one that is going to allow for clouds to develop during the daytime to tuesday. and cooler arctic air behind the air cold front going into friday and into the weekend. high pressure system will build in back for the weekend very pleasant conditions for the start of the weekend and into the weekend as well.
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on sky watch hd. >> reporter: the eastern shore forecast. for today, high temperatures of the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour. a beautiful is in store for us in central maryland. the wind shifting toward the northwest behind the cold front and for today mostly clear skies and cool. dropping down to 37 degrees and the wind out of the north at 5-10 miles per hour. the next couple of days not looking all too bad, 64 degrees for tomorrow, and 54 degrees, a little bit cooler behind the secondary cold front, but still dry and sunny. then on thursday, there's the secondary cold front bringing in the chance for isolated rainshowers and bringing the clouds around. kind of a dark and dismal, dreary day for thursday. friday 52 degrees, temperatures stay in the mid-50s to upper 60s as well. going toward the weekend we stay dry which is much-needed, october was a very, very wet october. sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful
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radar, you can see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com/i radar. let's see how the morning commute is shaping up with candace. thank you, jessica and good morning. we have actually talking about trouble on the rails this morning. and it's all due to the marx train on the penn line. train 513, because of mechanical problems, we're now looking at a 10 minute-delay. so just keep that in mind, you will need to head out the door a little extra early this morning. as far as the roads, checking in on the speeds out there, they're pretty far down still. 14 miles per hour on 95 moving through whitemarsh and look at that number 6 traveling on the top end of the beltway. that is not a mistake. that is really what it is there. traveling on the jfx, at 25 miles per hour, and then approaching the beltway through pikesville at 14. and the west side is slowing down at 52 miles per hour. overall it's going to be a hectic ride out there. we do have trouble to talk about. it starts in baltimore county, a
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crash at joppa road at province road. the good news is we don't have road closures as a result of that one. we can tell you what it looks on the charles street, and at 85 at 83. it's going to be a busy ride heading from charles street wrapping toward the 83. as for the 83 just north of 695, joining that stretch coming down toward the inner and outer loop exchange there, we can tell you it's going to be a busy ride on the southbound lanes, but we don't have significant delays to talk about. it does continue to be a bit of hectic commute heading through pikesville, especially on the inner loop lanes, making the bend around 70, so around 795 is wheretess going to get even heavier this morning. 695 at liberty road, check on the west side, it's going to be a complete parking lot on the outer loop lanes down toward 70. by the way a new crash on the inner loop direction right at route 40 moving through catonsville, that's a look at busy morning travels, patrice
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and megan back to you. candace, thank you. still ahead, halloween is over, but candy eating has just begun. we know that around here. >> how you can enjoy the taste and still stay in shape. and next adding fuel to the fire. find out what baseball hall of famer brook robinson is helping to help the elderly stay warm this winter and w deals. like dial soap, 8 pack, $3.99, dunkin donuts bagged coffee, now $6.99, and other real deal savings and weekly specials.
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this is a guarantee you're guaranteed to love. all began with a simple act of kindness. 140 years later, hall of famer brook robinson joins the little sisters of the poor. the sister rose marie from the little sisters of the poor, join us to tell us more about it. good morning to the both of you. >> sister mary tell me more about the little sisters of the poor? >> well, little sisters of the poor have been in baltimore for
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140 years caring for the elderly, poor as we do worldwide. we were founded by a poor french woman, sister jean jugon who was recognized as a st. by the catholic church on october 11th. she welcomed a poor blind woman in her home. she said to her neighbors, i will take care of her if you give me what is necessary to do so. young women followed after, old men and women came along. we are currently in over 202 homes worldwide and here in baltimore. so happy to be here for our upcoming event. >> tell me about that. you all have a big gal a coming up? >> yes. this gala is celebrating the gift and we hope to raise $2,000 to keep our homeless happy throughout the winter season. >> if you are looking to raise that kind of money, no better
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person than to do that than brook rib so robinson. >> i'm going to there and smile a little and say hello. i have a friend who attends this banquet every year. we started talking and said i would like you to get involved. i will do what i can do. hopefully, we will have a lot of people come out. they spend $4,300 a month for heat and electricity. it's a nice ban ye banquet to a. >> people can sign up and come out. >> we would like to have the people get in touch with us. we are open for more ticket buyers. we will have a live and silent auction and interesting fun, events and a few surprises. >> you can't tell us what they are, huh? >> we wan want to save the surprises, so people come out and have a good time. thank you for joining us and all the best for the event.
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>> the celebrating the birthday gala is on november 4th from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for more information log on to
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on issues important to seniors, senators mikulski and cardin have been leaders, fighting to make health care more affordable and to make sure seniors have access to the medicines their doctor prescribes. now maryland senators can improve medicare and help close the donut hole without raising premiums on seniors by as much as 20%, which some proposals would do. call today -- ask senators mikulski and cardin to support the senate health care reform bill. because we can improve medicare without making seniors pay more.
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when you take a bite out of your child's halloween candy collection, are you thinking about the consequences? after you grab the sneakers, you might want to grab the sneakers and hit the gym. in this morning's personal trainer brine an campbell muscle bound is here to tell us more. >> let me tell you the candy has been free flowing around here.
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i don't know if i want to hear the questio answer to this ques. if you eat candy how much exercise does that equal. >> if you have one sneakers bar, it's equal to 280 calories. that is about 230 fat calories. >> breakdown for us. >> so typically, what you want to do is -- we all know that it takes more than just doing a few lunges and a few push-ups. you have to do something vigorous. typically an hour of activity is going to burn about 300 to 500 calories. >> so an hour of exercise to burn that full size sneakers. >> typically. you know you're going to have the candy sitting around at your house for weeks at a time. dipping into that candy bowl every day, you can eat about 9 pieces of candy, that equals to 50500 calories. >> that is hard and everybody has candy bowls. what do you do to start burning that off. >> you want to do exercises that
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are more full body. >> okay. >> versus just isolated one body part. >> i will hold the candy and you show us. >> typically what i use, is i call it a kettle bell. kettle bell is a unique device because it has a you shaped handled so it definitely taxes your central nervous system more. the typical exercise is a swing. the basic swing is you stand with your shoulder feet apart. you can start from the down position. what you want to do is go to a lunge, grab your kettle bell and chest is out. what you want to do is swing the kettle bell. this is a very good exercise for your core, you see i can do it one hand. very good exercise for the core, the gluts, the hams and the quads. the core this is a more high-level modality, meaning it takes a skill level. so it takes someone to actually teach you how to do it. >> you just can't pick it up.
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>> unless you want to walk around bent over. >> you are not going do that for an hour straight. >> actually there are routines that you can do, where you're doing, say 35 seconds on, and 35 seconds rest. >> we have about 30 seconds. show us on the variation you can do with the kettle bell. >> you have another one that is called clean and press. what do you is you're here and the catch the weight and press the weight over here. you're here catching, and pressing. >> all right. so you are, you're using your full body. >> you're using your full bod hey. >> you have to do a lot of that if you are going to eat a lot of this, brian, thank you so much, for more information for muscle bound, log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. still ahead, headaches can be a major problem for many kids. what could cause the pain and will they outgrow it? ♪ >> plus it's the new hit fox show that is soaring in its first season.
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welcome to fox 45 morning news. 8:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. let's check this with meteorologist jessica starr and see what kind of day we can expect today. good morning, guys, it was a beautiful day out there today, the temperatures will rebound to the mi 60s. at the inner harbor, 50 degrees. the winds are calm out there and the humidity is up at 80%. we still have a frost advisory in effect for cecil county, kent county, talle tallet talbot coue temperatures dropped into the 30s for them. radar not much in regards to precipitation. there will be a cold front pushing through our region, otherwise a beautiful day. winds out of the northwest.
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a bus stop forecast, it will be a chilly start out there, 41 degrees, mostly cloudy skies and gradually turning sunny by the lunch hour. rainy changes are headed our way by the end of the workweek. i will tell you when those move into toward maryland. first we need to check in with the morning commute. let's check in with candace to see how the roads are shaping up this morning. we are checking on the roads and rails this morning. a 20 minute-delay at the penn train. it's dealing with mechanical problems there with train 513. it's going to take you extra time if you're traveling on the corridor this morning. as for the roads out there, it's running heavy across the board on the beltway, from 95 toward 83, a 34-minute ride. 18 is the average speed. not doing too much better from 83 toward 795, a 21-mile per hour clip. that will be a 22-minute ride there. and heading out on the outer loop lanes from 795 toward 95, 31 minutes a 20-mile per hour
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ride. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice, back over to you. here are the stories we're following this morning, a serial rapist is on the loose in baltimore. according to police, there were two attacks within 24 hours along the number 19 route in the eastern district. baltimore city police belief these acts -- ble blee these acs were done by the same criminal but at this time they don't have a description of the suspect. >> reporter: in a 30-mile per hour zone, 41 is the fastest you can go without being sent a citation in the mail for $40. these cameras are the ones that at 51 locations throughout the city. they can get up to 800 or 1,000 people per day. at $40 a pop, that could add up. the goal is to keep things safer and get people to slow down around the school zone.
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no more warnings, these are real tickets going out. attorneys for the dc sniper plan to file an appeal with the u.s. supreme court today. muhammad is scheduled to be executed next tuesday. attorneys have asked virginia governor tim kaine for clemency last month which was denied. mum hammemuhammad was convictedr shooting dean, in 2002 during a shooting spree that left 10 people dead. coming up if the shoe fits, what you can do to brighten up christmas for children in need. and get gleeful, the new way you can get a daily dose of
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headaches are a real medical problem for children. though they are often under diagnosed in both kids and adults. today in your health matters, we're joined by doctor director the pediatric clinic of maryland hospital of medicine. good morning, doctor. >> when we talk about children with headaches, are we talking about headaches or do children get migraines the way adults do? >> children get migraines, and people don't think of it that way, but they do. migraine is easy to diagnose, it's episodic, it comes and goes, in between, you're perfectly fine. the headache can be with nausea, and light sensitivity and you need to lie in a quiet darkroom. a lot of times mom and dad have those kind of headaches, so they're sensitive to watch for it. sometimes it's hard to convince teachers or others that somebody is sick with their had headache. >> are the same things that are causing migraine in adults, are
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the same things that is causing them in for children? >> children don't get as much headaches in the summertime as they do during the year. teenagers, especially girls who get their monthly periods will often get more headaches like adult women do. before puberty, boys and girls, have it about the same. kids need to eat regularly and sleep regularly and take part of themselves as part the part of a full management for their headaches. >> he besides the eating and sleeping, what else do you do? >> if it it's bad, get medication. the earl why you you get the medicine the earlier you do. if you can get the bee sting shot right away, nobody gets really sick. the same with migraines. what we spend a lot of time doing is giving the families the power to go back to school and say when johnny has a headache, he needs to get his headache medicine right away.
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>> is this something that the kids will outgrow, or will they go on to become adults with migraines. >> if you get the headaches before puberty, they will outgrow them. if they get them after puberty, they will keep them. especially women who get headaches, when they stop having periods they get less headaches after a tomb twiews period. >> we have a while to go. >> doctor, thank you. >> my pleasure n for more information go to foxbaltimore.com and click onier health matters. we're having a sunny day outside. a cool start for the day outside but the temperatures will rebound nicely. winds are calm and the humidity is up a little bit at 80%. state temperatures across the state of maryland at this hour, temperatures were in the mid-30s in some the outlying suburb areas.
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50 degrees in baltimore, 46 degrees in d.c., and changing to 41 degrees in oakland, maryland. we have a frost advisory for another 20 minutes or so for cecil county and portions west and northeast, they could wake-up to frost on your lawn or car this morning as the temperatures dropped to the mid-30s. on the sky watch hd regional radar, a frost. it's hard to find showers out there, high and dry, we will have a weak cold front pushing through our region for today. not going to bring any really rainshowers, maybe a couple of puffy cumulus clouds and change in wind direction. by lunchtime, noon, sunny conditions and even by the evening hours for tonight, beautiful sunset. high pressure system will build in nicely for tomorrow for wednesday, another beautiful fall day, so then a secondary cold front is going to push through late wednesday night into thursday. that is the one that is going to bring more clouds around and the chance of showers for late day on thursday. as well as cooler temperatures, high pressure system will roll
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in very nicely for the weekend, bringing in pleasant conditions and dry conditions. the eastern shore forecast for today looking like a very nice day. 63 degrees for the high temperature and the winds shifting toward the northwest behind that cold front. just a great day to be outside and enjoy it. you will need a coat early and later on if you do head out. 64 degrees in the mid-60s today for baltimore, columbia, and westminister. overnight tonight, once the secondary cold front pushes through, the winds will shift toward the north. late winds will allow for temperatures to drop into the mi 30s overnight tonight. chilly conditions and some areas will be around freezing. so your seven-day forecast, 64 degrees for today, 54 degrees for tomorrow, so cooler, almost 10 degrees cooler for tomorrow, behind the secondary cold front. the dry and sunny for tomorrow. the next couple of days it doesn't look too bad. on thursday there's a 20% chance of rainshowers. and clouds building up on thursday. sunday and saturday, weekend temperatures, seasonable in the mid-60s and mid-50s and an
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ample amount of sunshine. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar and interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. just log on to foxbaltimore.com/iradar. let's check in with candace to see how the morning commute is shaping up. thank you, jessica. we have been tracking the rails as well this morning. there's a delay on the marx train, the penn line more specifically and that is because of train 513. we're dealing with a mechanical problem. you will encounter a 10 minute-delay. leave earlier if you need to approach that. doing better at 95 at the northeast corner, 31 miles per hour. check it out, 7 miles per our on the top end moving near har hard road and it dips to 25 at the jfx. and 23, look at west side 23 miles per hour near liberty
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road. we have a new accident,' serious one in fact on the inner loop lanes near the beltway right near 83. the problem is, it's involving a bus. as soon as we get more information into our newsroom, we will pass it on to you. that is the case right now, crews are on the scene trying to investigate this one. as for the top end of the beltway, it's in the red there. take a look at that from pikesville moving toward the flashing lights. it's going to be incident free, just a heavy ride on the outer loop direction down toward 795. on liberty road, it's not even moving on the outer loop lanes toward 70. an extra hectic morning commute for you if you're traveling toward 70. now on the inner loop direction there's a crash that is right at route 40. we can show you the scene farther back moving at frederick road. here it is no delays to talk about. at least that is a little bit of a glimmer hope for you if you're traveling through that stretch. that's a look at are the morning travels, patrice and megan, back over to you. still ahead striking a cord.
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we have got news about fox's hit show glee and it will be music to your ears. and chicken and children, what one popular restaurant in our area is doing to make sure christmas
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halloween may have just ended but it is not too early to start thinking about christmas especially when it comes to children in need. mike hut ton from chick fil fil, and you aren't just thinking about the children, you're going something -- you're doing something about it. >> each shoe box is hand delivered and it brings joy into their life. >> this is for operation
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christmas child. and this is going to be at the chick-fil-a. >> that's right, can go to any chick-fil-a, and bring it back to us next tuesday on the 10th, and they will be able to receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. >> let's say i get a box, what should i put in them. >> school supplies, hygiene items. those are really the important things, especially the school supplies and hygiene items. those are things that kids sometimes never have the opportunity to v it's really cool to be able to see the impact that it has on kids all over the world. >> when you bring them back, you have a week to fill these up and you bring them these back to chick-fil-a and you're making this worth a while for people to take part in this. >> for some of us being involved in the program, and for us it's a great program. what we're going is reaching out to the world. we know that things are tough and we have the swine flu going
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on here, but just opportunity we have to help put a box out there and what a difference it makes in a kid's life all around the world. it's just incredible. for us it's really important for us to be a part of this program. kids are so close to our heart and the founder of chick-fil-a, this is just a natural extension of what we do every day. >> not only are you making it possible to give to the children in need, but you're going to be giving to the people who are giving. >> that's correct. this is all about the kids. for us if a free sandwich will help you filet shoe box and help a kid around the world, then chick-fil-a is there and we're willing to do that. >> this isn't over. this will be going on for the months to come. >> that's the question, the week of november 16th through the 23rd. people have questions of how do i do this or how do i get involved, they can visit our website the samaritan's purse.org. >> you expect a lot of people to get involved this year. >> we do. last year we had 6 or 7,000 shoe
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boxes collected on that one day. but nationally we collected over 7.9 million shoe boxes to go out to kids around the world. >> what is the goal this year, 8.2? >> you think can you do it? >> absolutely. if you want more information on operation christmas child, you can go tour website at foxbaltimore.com/morning. still to come, it's fox's hit show whenever you want it. we tell you how you can get gleeful all the time. rs,
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feel like moving to the beat. after much anticipation the music is out on a sound frack, glee, volume 1. i met with the actors in hollow woo-- hollywood get the insight. it's not exactly a musical and it's not a comedy, but one thing is for sure, the fox hit glee is striking a cord with audiences. >> good imtou immature fun. >> and it's just the way that music makes people happy. >> now you glee don't have to wait until wednesday to get your fix. a new album features top hits from the season, including queen's somebody to love and sweet car ow care caroline. >>it's obvious there's a demand
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for the music. don't stop the music went gold after 5,000 down loads on i tune. overall people have purchased more than 2 million songs from the show. >> how do i get alone? >> and online episodes are just as popular. >> you can go on i-tiewndz is iu see like corey and leon and it's the number one episode on i-tunes. >> it's getting better and better. it's going to grow from here. [ laughter ] >> so there are 17 songs on this new album. i have a feeling that it's going to sell like hot cakes. i think it is. that is what people like about the show. there are the plot lines and the drama and the high school, but i think it's the music. >> i think sa is is so interest, that is what you want to download and not the original. >> i went to google and i typed
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in one of the names of the songs that is going to be on the album. i got the real version but right next to it was glee. i'm not even kidding you. >> and the glee version is the one selling on itunes. >> there will be a lot of your favorites, buster windows. and even in our newsroom. you will hear them all. >> and of course, you were singing. >> absolutely [ laughter ] >> i have been singing them, though. of course, you can watch new episodes of he glee on wednesdays at 9:00 here on fox 45. there's a game tomorrow, but tune in for every other wednesday. weather, we're going to have a beautiful fall day outside. temperatures will rebound. 64 degrees for today. 54 degrees for tomorrow, but look at the low temperatures tonight, 37 degrees. for thursday more clouds and a couple of rainshowers mixed in. at the weekend, the start of the weekend and into the weekend, looking dry and sunny, topping up to 60 degrees, and 59 degrees by next monday.
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not too bad a weather the next couple of days. >> not too bad, but if you still need a break, you can win one courtesy of our house mental break contest. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on contest. send us your money saving tips and you could breeze through the holiday season without worrying of how you will pay for your gifts. our grand prize winner will receive a american express gift card. mary says my money tip is about christmas. with the holiday coming up, everybody is stressed about i buying presents, what i do is wrap my presents in used paper. you can use the sports section for ravens fans in your family. >> that is good. >> and there's a section for everybody. you can do it for cooks, fun knees to make someone laugh. that is my money saving tip. >> and very green, too. >> very green. >> mary gets a $50 american express gift card, and all of our qualifiers will then be entered to win that grand prize.
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and don't forget, house returns with an all new episode next monday. here on fox 45. somebody on the facebook said where is house? i haven't seen it in the next couple of weeks. >> don't worry, it's coming. >> very exciting. >> that is going to do it for us. have a great day. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> bye-bye.
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